Aylesham railway station

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Aylesham National Rail
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Location
PlaceAylesham
Local authorityDistrict of Dover
Coordinates51°13′39″N 1°12′34″E / 51.227367°N 1.209483°E / 51.227367; 1.209483Coordinates: 51°13′39″N 1°12′34″E / 51.227367°N 1.209483°E / 51.227367; 1.209483
Grid referenceTR241524
Operations
Station codeAYH
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 68,376
2014/15Increase 80,828
2015/16Increase 83,346
2016/17Increase 88,752
2017/18Increase 109,050
History
Key datesOpened 1 July 1928 (1 July 1928)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aylesham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Aylesham railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and serves the village of Aylesham, Kent. It is 68 miles 66 chains (110.8 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Adisham and Snowdown.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

It was built by the Southern Railway and opened on 1 July 1928 to cater for the considerable increase in passenger traffic brought about by the development of the Kent coalfield. The main station buildings are on the London-bound side of the station.

The station booking office is manned on Mondays to Saturdays mornings and a "Permit to Travel" self-service ticket machine is located on the London-bound platform.

History[edit]

Opened by the Southern Railway the station passed to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Adisham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Snowdown